Robert Rodriguez Update: Sin City 2, Machete & More

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Collider recently spoke with director Robert Rodriguez, as well as his regular cast member Danny Trejo, on the set of Predators, where they were asked about the different projects Rodriguez has in the pipeline. The main ones talked about were the two of most interest to fans right now - Sin City 2 and Machete. But if you’re interested, there’s also some stuff in there about another Spy Kids movie.

Sin City 2

With the amount of vagueness (“It’s happening… maybe… at some point!”) surrounding the much-anticipated Sin City 2, it’s almost gotten to the point where no matter what Rodriguez or anyone else says, it’s hard to believe it’s ever going to happen. Despite that, earlier this year we reported that Sin City 2 was moving forward, with Rodriguez apparently having spoke with “key players” involved. We even got a “semi-confirmation” from exec producer, Stephen L’Heureux, that the project would go into production in the second half of 2010.

Now that appears to (vaguely) still be the case, as Rodriguez told Collider they’re still talking about doing Sin City 2 as early as next year, but he said he’s not “gotten into that yet.” It’s still on Rodriguez’s radar, but things certainly don’t sound as concrete as a confirmation of filming we got wind of some months ago:

“I can’t say no because I don’t know its no. I know Frank (Miller) wants to do it I know I wanna do it and its always sort of time permitting kind of thing but its not like I can tell you definitely we’re starting… its not my next picture… I know that. Doesn’t mean that its not the picture right after because that’s still a possibility.”

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He revealed that there’s actually been a script for Sin City 2 written since 2007 (obviously an early draft), one that would maybe need some things revised now that it’s two years later, but that they wouldn’t be that drastic or hard to do:

“Well it’s the one that Frank wrote and we have to look at it now and go is this really the one… I think its built up so much, like are we really going to satisfy everybody with what we have, should we add to it. It’s the thing we’ve always talked about but now two years later going on three we’d probably make some adjustments but nothing that would take a long time. It’s just a matter of… once we start… we can go into production… we can already start and in pre production for this up to anything we wanted to.”

Lastly on the Sin City 2 front, Rodriguez said that the script already written has some original stuff in it (read: not in Frank Miller’s original graphic novels), basically to, “catch yourself up with some character.” I’m guessing he means going from Sin City in 2005 to Sin City 2 at least 5 years later, there would maybe be some “filler” needed that the graphic novels didn’t have, to make it work for the sequel (read: things that work on the printed page may not translate that well to the big-screen).

I’m hopeful that Rodriguez will make Sin City 2 a priority over other projects, as I think it’s safe to say it’s the project most people want to see get made out of all those that the director has on his slate. Like I said, it seems like it’s a project that will forever remain “pending,” but we can always hope it gets fast-tracked.

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  1. Another Rodriguez “update”, another “nothing really is happening”. Until i see a trailer, i don’t believe it.

  2. So true… I am a big Rodriguez fan but lets face it, SC2 has been post-poned too many times.

    But like they said Machete is in the editing process so we will get one definite trailer… We will have to wait and see for the other two… but knowing the way he works, Rodriguez does not leave these types of projects, they will just have to find a good time and unfortunately make us wait longer, but I bet it will be worth it nonetheless!

    and Tarantino should special guest direct again, I loved his collaboration, even if it was for a few minutes I feel it put something different to Sin City, from a result of perfect chemistry between the two!

    Long live QT qnd RR

  3. I cannot wait for Machete. I’ve always been a big Sin City fan, but at this point I’m tired of waiting. The cast is getting old (which is a big problem seeing as a majority of the story takes place before the first one) and I’d much rather see Miller make another Sin City comic.

  4. A dang REBOOT for SK? Come on! I know Daryl, Alexa, Emily, Matt and Taylor are too old but still, i want a new Sk movie with the ORIGINAL CAST!

  5. A dang REBOOT for SK? Come on! I know Daryl, Alexa, Emily, Matt and Taylor are too old but still, i want a new Sk movie with the ORIGINAL CAST!